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  • Restless Leg Syndrome

    757 Norland Ave, Ste 105  Chambersburg, PA 17201  (717) 217-6790 A U

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    So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. - 1 Corinthians 10:31

    We continue to hear that many of you are suf-

    fering from restless leg syndrome (RLS). I

    would like to take some time to talk about

    what could be causing this problem and what you can do

    to treat it.

    Restless Leg Syndrome is a condition marked by un-

    pleasant leg sensations in the evening, especially at bed

    time. These sensations can include pain, cramps, tin-

    gling, itching, burning, and/or aching all of which ease

    with motion. For some of you, the sensations are so

    strong that they are also felt in the arms. RLS oftentimes

    leads to insomnia which brings with it a whole host of

    other problems and side effects.

    You may be wondering how physicians diagnose RLS.

    Four Criteria for Diagnosing RLS

    1. A strong urge to move the legs.

    2. Symptoms that begin or worsen when you are inac-


    3. Relief from movement.

    4. Symptoms that begin or worsen in the evening or at


    While Restless Leg Syndrome is sometimes hereditary

    and also more common with age and high stress levels,

    there are some medications that are associated with the

    problem including caffeine, alcohol, and H2-histamine

    blockers (ranitidine, cimetidine, certain antidepressants).

    Known Causes of Restless Leg Syndrome

     Pregnancy

     Smoking

     Nerve disease

     Hormone diseases like


     Obesity

     Iron deficiency &


     Polyneuropathy

     Kidney failure

     Poor circulation/

    varicose veins

    There are many ways to treat RLS. Your first course of

    action could include any of the following.

     Warm or cold baths

     Tonic water at bedtime

     Cutting caffeine

     Heating pad or ice packs

     Electronic nerve stimulation

     Acupuncture

     Stretching before bed

     Exercise

     Avoiding alcohol & cigarettes

    I would like to suggest that you also review your pre-

    scriptions to see if the cause might be a nutrient deple-

    tion resulting from your medications. It is common for

    people with a magnesium deficiency to experience rest-

    less legs. I have seen many patients have great results

    taking two of Country Life’s Calcium Magnesium Potas-

    sium tablets at bedtime. A 45 day supply is just $13.99

    (31¢ a day).

    If you would like to sit down and talk about your medi-

    cations and what may be causing your restless legs,

    please feel free to call the pharmacy to schedule a con-

    sultation with one of our pharmacists. We would love to

    help you identify potential


    If you’ve tried everything above

    and are still struggling, the fol-

    lowing medications used to treat

    Restless Leg Syndrome:

     Muscle relaxants

     Sleep medications

     Drugs used to treat Parkin-

    son’s Disease

     Opiods

     Drugs used to treat Epilepsy

    I recommend that these only be used as a last resort, es-

    pecially the muscle relaxants, sleep medications, and

    opiods as they can be addicting.

    I hope this information is helpful to many of you. If you

    have further questions, please stop in and ask or call to

    schedule a consultation with one of our pharmacists.

    Wayne Myers, Pharm. D.


    Back-to-School Health Support The summer has once again flown by, and the kids are heading back to school… back to sharing their germs and ill-

    nesses with each other. Make sure the kids you love are protected. Here are the top four supplements we recommend

    for kids:

    1. A Daily Multivitamin—Make sure your child is taking a multivitamin. Opt for a food-based product, like Hakuna

    Matata, which delivers these nutrients in as natural a form as possible and doesn’t come with a hefty side of artifi-

    cial flavoring, dyes, fillers, sugar, and allergens. A 60 count bottle of Hakuna Matata is just $11.98.

    2. Vitamin D—Vitamin D might be the single most important nutrient for your child’s overall health. Low levels of

    vitamin D correlate to poor bone health, higher blood pressure, and cholesterol problems. Your kids probably got

    plenty of vitamin D from the sun during the summer months, but now that they are back to school we recommend

    using 1,000iu of vitamin D3 per 25 pounds of your child’s weight daily. This means a 50

    pound child should take 2,000iu a day. We recommend Nordic Naturals D3 Gummies

    1,000iu. A bottle of 60 gummies is just $13.45.

    3. Omega-3s—These fats are the building blocks of your child’s nervous system. Which

    means that they’re especially important for your child’s developing brain. Your child

    would need to eat at least two servings of fatty fish per week to get the bare minimum of

    omega-3s. Otherwise, it’s time to start looking for a high quality supplement. Recom-

    mended intakes for kids vary anywhere between 500-1,500mg of omega-3s per day, de-

    pending on age. Nordic Naturals liquid Children’s DHA is just $24.95 for an 8oz bottle.

    4. Probiotics—Studies show that probiotics dramatically lowered the frequency and sever-

    ity of both diarrhea and respiratory infections. This is an essential supplement to build

    your child’s immune system. Our favorite for kids is Metagenics UltraFlora Children’s Chewable Probiotic. One

    daily gives your child five billion live organisms. A 60ct bottle is just $29.95.

    If you have questions on how to keep the kids you love healthy, please stop in and talk to any of our pharmacists or

    our supplement specialist, Tracie Roles.

    Help Your ADD/ADHD Student Focus

    Ritalin. Just the name alone is enough to send shivers down any parent’s spine. Ritalin (methylphenidate),

    Concerta, and Daytrana can all produce a wide variety of side-effects including “Ritalin rebound,” loss of

    appetite and weight loss, insomnia, headaches, stomachaches, drowsiness, potential liver damage, facial tics, and mel-

    ancholy. The long-term effects can be even more devastating.

    While Ritalin can be helpful in many cases, ADD and ADHD are NOT Ritalin

    deficiencies. Ritalin can, at best, treat some of the symptoms… but at a very

    high cost. That’s the bad news. Now here’s the good news!

    Our in-depth studies of this disorder have led us to an outstanding homeopathic

    remedy that significantly improves symptoms in most cases by gently working

    with the body’s own healing system. This remedy supplements your doctor’s

    treatment. And it costs just $18.95 for a one month’s supply.

    Children should take one drop of cherry flavored Focus CP per year old in the

    morning. For instance, a six year old would take six drops. If the child has afternoon activities, give a second dose af-

    ter school. Teenagers and adults can take ten drops of Focus HP once or twice a day as needed.

    You and your child can begin leading a normal life again. Come to Norland Avenue Pharmacy and pick up Focus CP

    drops today. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not happy with the results, bring the bottle back with your

    original receipt for a full refund.

    Tracie Roles


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    Biblical Health Tip…

    Living a Long Life

    We spend a lot of money and put a lot of effort into

    prolonging our lives. Here is something you can do

    that will not cost you a cent.

    The Prescription – Love the Lord

    Psalm 91:14-16 – “Because he loves me,” says the

    Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he ac-

    knowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will

    answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver

    him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him

    and show him my salvation.”

    One way you demonstrate your love to God is by

    obeying Him. Jesus said ….

    John 14:12a – I tell you the truth, anyone who has

    faith in me will do what I have been doing.

    Q. How do fireflies lose weight?

    A. They burn calories.

    Q. Which fish can perform operations?

    A. Sturgeon.

    Q. Did you hear about the cannibals that attended a wedding?

    A. They toasted the bride and groom.